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Shlomi Amiga

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Shlomi Amiga is a documentary and street photographer based in Toronto. His inspiration and approach to photography are mainly derived from his interest in people and the human condition.

People watching has been a habit of Shlomi for as long as he can remember. Trying to figure out who they are, what they do, and what kind of parallels can be drawn between all of us individuals living amongst each other. Shlomi's work revolves around people, the spaces they inhabit, and everything that is in between. It helps him connect, learn, and make a positive change for the people that he documents. Being a fairly new immigrant to Canada, the word 'Home' was always of significant meaning to Shlomi. Because of that, he repeatedly seeks answers to questions about issues of alienation and estrangement. Shlomi's approach is often very process-driven and always considers the photographer-subject relationship to be a significant component in the finished visuals. Those relationships change with every subject he photographs - some are as fleeting as a moment on the street while others span over years of interactions both on and off camera. Just like in life, they are not all of the same nature.

When not focused on narrative-based projects, Shlomi loves spending time outside photographing everyday life on the street.


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Q+A

Only thing you need when you leave the house

A key, so I can get back.

Favourite artist(s) right now

Troy Holden

Best season of the year in Toronto

Fall

During my breaks, I tend to ...

Push the gas pedal

Jays vs. Raptors

Raps

In a previous life I was (a) ...

Jerry Seinfeld meets Borat impersonator

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Select Past Exhibitions
2019

Eastbound Brewing Co
Dumb Luck, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

2019

Daegu, South Korea
Daegu Art Fair

2019

OCADU, Toronto
Beyond Borders, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

2019

Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Love Actually

2019

OCADU, Toronto
GradEx

2019

Gallery 1313, Toronto
Winter Emerging Artists

2018

George Brown College, Toronto
50X50, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

2017

Coldstream Gallery, Toronto
This City II, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival

2017

87 Wade Studios, Toronto
Salt & Pepper

2014

87 Wade Studios, Toronto
Surfing USA

2014

Gallery 402, Toronto
Group Show

2013

918 Bathurst, Toronto
Emerging Jewish Artist Fellowship

2012

Wolfond Centre, Toronto
Emerging Jewish Artist Fellowship

Accolades
2012

Photo Life Magazine
Best Emerging Photographer

Press
2019

Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
Selected photograph for main ad

2019

Street Photography Magazine
Featured Photographer Interview

2019

Urban Street Diving
Interview

2019

Eyeshot Magazine
Magazine Feature

2018

This Is Reportage
Interview

2013

Yediot Canada
Cover story

Residencies
2019

Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands
Artist Residency Program, OCADU

Education
2019

OCAD University
Photography

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